Saturday, July 25, 2009


The GOP's biggest non-Alaskan novelty act is at it again:

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) will introduce a House resolution on Monday demanding Obama retract and apologize for remarks he has made about Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley this past week.

That would be the same Thaddeus McCotter who wastes Americans' tax dollars doing stuff like this on the House floor:

And who also likes to bloviate in the worst prose anyone in the English-speaking world writes:

...No starker episode exhibits our anile need for a moral hospice before we slither into the dust bin of history than the one playing out before Americans' astonished eyes. Legacy building with the urgency of a dying Pharaoh staring at an unfinished Sphinx, George Walker Bush is bent upon being the first U.S. President to attend a foreign nation's Olympics. The nation in question is communist China, the shock troops of which are presently bludgeoning Tibetan Monks as if they were orange bathrobed baby seals. (One shudders at the prospect this Tibetan repression is the Chi-coms' sedulous sally into Olympic demonstration sports.)

Notwithstanding the Global Generation's remaining misanthropes' unsophisticated quibbling (i.e., me and mine), our Compassionate Conservative-in-Chief has eagerly RSVP'ed to the communist dictatorship's dramatic recreation of the Berlin Olympics. Given "The Decider's" resolve, hope dims we might disabuse his whimsy that watching a wobbling discus with the wanton butchers of Tiananmen Square can advance the sacred cause of human freedom....

That's when he's not rockin' out, maaan! with various bands, one of which used to be a Congress-based band called the Second Amendments.

Rock and roll animal.

That's when he's not hanging out with Dennis Miller, one of his great admirers.

We like ourselves, don't we, Thad? We like to hear ourselves hold forth, don't we?

In any other corner of the world, Thad McCotter would be a guy everybody gives a wide berth, because of his utterly unjustified self-importance. In the modern GOP, by contrast, he's a star.

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